Have a Pell Grant? Apply to earn a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad.


There are lots of ways to study abroad that don’t break the bank. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is one such way. And it’s a great one.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, and is open to undergraduate students in the U.S. who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant, or will be when they study or intern abroad. More than 2,500 students earn Gilman scholarships each year. The program prides itself on helping students who otherwise might be unable to study abroad. Last year 46% of Gilman scholarship recipients were first-generation college students.

Awards of up to $5,000 are possible.

Approximately 1 in 4 applicants earn awards, a far higher rate than many other scholarship opportunities.

Check out this Overview to learn more about this excellent opportunity, including how to apply. And hear directly from Gilman scholars in these short and inspiring videos.

Related: Interested in scholarships for overseas study of a foreign language? Learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship Program. And find other study abroad scholarships here.

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